The spot price of premium hard coking coal has risen to more than $US289 per tonne in early November 2016. Coal producers and buyers recently settled on a contract price of $US200/tonne for the December quarter. Whitehaven Coal CEO Paul Flynn says the spike in the spot price should ensure that contract prices rise again in the March 2017 quarter. He also anticipates a rise in the price of thermal and semi-soft coking coal.
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